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February 1920

CALCIUM METABOLISM OF INFANTS AND YOUNG CHILDREN, AND THE RELATION OF CALCIUM TO FAT EXCRETION IN THE STOOLS

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NEW YORK
From the Laboratories of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research and the Babies' Hospital, New York.

Am J Dis Child. 1920;19(2):97-113. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910200011002
Abstract

PART I. INFANTS TAKING MODIFICATIONS OF COW'S MILK  Recently a large number of stools from children who were receiving food of a varied character were collected for a study of fat metabolism of infants and young children. In nearly all of this material total ash and calcium determinations were made. It was believed that the large number of observations made would furnish data of value in answering some much debated questions regarding calcium metabolism, especially in its relation to fat metabolism.Many investigators have published data and have advanced theories on this subject, but the conclusions reached are contradictory and in many cases the observations on which they are based are very few in number. For example, the observations made on one breast fed infant for a single period and on one child fed on cow's milk, also for a single period, are quoted in nearly every article on this

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